Amanda Dolph, music theater junior, is teaching tap classes to students on campus.
Dolph has a background in tap, beginning in her hometown of Havre, Montana.
In high school, she went to workshops and summer study programs to advance her training. She attended the St. Louis Tap Festival and the Motor City Tap Festival in Detroit, and she completed the Tap City Pre-Professional Program in New York City. Recently, she studied with tap masters Robert L. Reed and Sam Weber.
Dolph began teaching tap during her junior year of high school. She taught a variety of levels, offered private lessons and choreographed tap numbers for the musicals Chicago and Mary Poppins.
“I love to teach tap, and I’ve been meaning to get back into it,” Dolph said. “I am happy to accommodate those who aren’t enrolled in a tap class, want to improve their skills or can’t fit a community dance center class into their schedule.”
Classes are offered in beginning and intermediate levels in Studio A in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center or the Clara E. Jones Administration Building. All students can take a class for $5.
“As a B.A. music student, I am not allowed to take dance classes through OCU, even though it is very important to be a well-rounded performer in my career,” said Tootise West, music freshman. “So, that is why I am extremely thankful to Amanda Dolph for providing us students with more dance opportunities.”
To join a class, find Dolph on Facebook or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.